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Stages presents voices of trans communities as they have never been heard before, with more than 20 unique productions from all over the United States, Canada, and from as far away as New Zealand. Performances are at the WOW Cafe (59 E. 4th Street) and Under St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place). Shows include: And/or WOW September 13 at Noon Written and directed by Andrew Barrett, And/or is a cross-generational story about a mother dealing with her trans child with some help from Silvia Rivera. Cockamamie & Yet Being Unperfect WOW September 6 at 2pm and September 7 at 2pm & 10pm Cockamamie by Perry Zeenkov and directed by Jess Hoffman, is about stardom and a penis transplant gone wrong; In Yet Being Unperfect written and directed by Nicole V. Gagne two characters build a golem to bash back the bashers. Ex Post Papa Under St. Mark's September 6 and September 7 at 7pm Written and performed by S. Bear Bergman, Ex Post Papa is about mentoring, gender and getting your parents a la carte. Faces/voices, Steal This Person, Wishes WOW September 4 at 10pm; September 6 at 8pm A program of short plays: Faces/Voices by Doreen Perrine, directed by Miriam Eusebio; Steal This Person by Sacha Kenton, directed by Maggie Burkle; Wishes by E.B Boatner, directed by Maggie Burkle. FTM WOW September 10 at 8pm; September 12 at 10:15pm; September 13 at 8pm FTM, written and performed by David Harrison, invites you to an intimate look at a transsexual journey from Female-To-Male. Timothy is going through the first year of his gender-change. His transformation is juxtaposed with that of his mother, Jean, who (in another time period) is experiencing changes in her body and female identity as a result of having breast cancer. Girlesque WOW September 5 at 8pm; September 6 at 9:45pm; September 7 at 7pm In Girlesque, writer/performer Sean Owens sings his way through a musical exploration of femininity and fashion sense. Kinderfag 'and' Train Scars And Skin Hopping Under St. Mark's September 5 at 7pm; September 6 at 11pm; September 7 at 9pm An evening of radical performance: Kinderfag, written and performed by Neeve, also known as drag king Pat Riarch; Skin Hopping and Train Scars, written and performed by Grover Wehman from the drag king boy band New Kids off the Block. Legally Female & Absolute Nonsense WOW September 11 at 8pm; September 13 at 2pm Legally Female, written and performed by by Nichola Gerard, comes all the way from New Zealand. Absolute Nonsense, written and performed by Talia Bettcher, explores gender and species identity. The Naked I WOW September 4 at 7:30pm; September 6 at 5pm; September 7 at 5pm Written by Toby Davis and directed by David Gaard, The Naked I is The Vagina Monologues for transpeople. Our Lives Turned Inside Out WOW September 10 at 10pm; September 13 at 5pm Our Lives Turned Inside Out is written and performed by Yosenio V. Lewis and Angelo. The Reality Show WOW September 12 at Midnight A monthly cabaret with your drag thing host, Sir Real. This month is a Western theme, with Episode Four of Buth McCloud: Your Friendly Neighborhood Lesbian Superhero. Sheema Under St. Mark's September 6 at 2pm; September 7 at 7pm Written and performed by Billi Necole Smtih, Sheema finds a new perspective on being a transwoman. The Sissy Show Under St. Mark's September 11 at 9pm; September 13 at 2pm The Sissy Show is a musical romp through the ins and outs of gender. Trans Erotica WOW September 6 at Midnight A trans erotica open mic! Bring your sexy stories and your sexy selves! Hosted by Kate Bornstein. Underground TRANsit Under St. Mark's September 4 at 9pm; September 5 at 11pm; September 7 at 5pm Written and performed by KT Kilborn, Underground TRANSit explores gender identity and the New York subway system. West East Under St. Mark's September 4 at 7pm; September 6 at 5pm; September 10 at 7pm; September 13 at 5pm West East, written by Riley MacLeod and directed by Rob DeRosa, deals with the relationship between a transman and his HIV+ boyfriend. Yapping Out Loud Under St. Mark's September 11 at 7pm; September 13 at 7pm Yapping Out Loud, written and performed by Canadian Mirha-Soliel Ross, is about being trans in the sex worker industry.

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